Hawaiʻi Police Department
Officer Jospeh J. Botelho Jr.
Forty-five youth participated in eight games during the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League’s 2013 “Click It or Ticket” 5-on-5 basketball tournament held at the Honomū gymnasium on April 27 during Honomū Family Fun Day. The breakdown of the participants was 17 from the 9-10 age division and 28 from the 13-14 age division.
The winning team in the 9-10 division was ‘Imi Pono from Waimea coached by Mark Low and Kalewa O’Neal. Members of the team were Dean Conners, Justin Lima, Logan Nakamura, Chylou Nobriga-Guerpo, Mana O’Neal and Braeden Samura.
The winning team in the 13-14 age division was N-One from Waiākea Intermediate School coached by Guy Nakamoto. Members of that team were Wesley Amuimuia, Kenneth Bugado, Michael Bugado, Justin Cabanila, Treisen Ishimoto, Shaun Kojima, Calvin Mattos and Kien Uyeda.
In conjunction with the HI-PAL tournament, the Hawaiʻi County Department of Parks and Recreation provided free activities that included a water slide and inflatable bouncer, keiki fish casting, craft-making and Zumba dancing. Additionally, 66 of the participants, coaches and spectators signed pledges to wear their seat belts.
“Click It or Ticket” is a nationwide campaign to educate vehicular operators and passengers on the use of seat belts and child restraints and about the fines associated with non compliance.